Welcome to LAS

To kick off your amazing journey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, join us in August for LAS Liftoff.

This welcome celebration for first-year and transfer students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) will feature entertainment, free LAS t-shirts, games and snacks, and the chance to meet classmates and staff within our college. All incoming freshmen and transfer students are welcome. 

LAS Liftoff
Friday, Aug. 18, 2023
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. | Program starts at 2 p.m.

State Farm Center, Champaign

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the College of LAS.

The College of LAS plans to capture photographs and video of this event. Be aware that if you attend, you are consenting to the possibility that your image and likeness may be shared or published by the university for marketing-communications purposes.



Need help finding the booth for you major? Looking for a specific student support table? We've got you covered.

Still can't find what you're looking for? Talk to an LAS intern—they're wearing the light blue shirts!

Academic units & majors
Map of State Farm Center

  1. Statistics
  2. X + Data Science
  3. Actuarial Science
  4. Mathematics
  5. CS + X
  6. Atmospheric Sciences
  7. Earth, Society, & Environmental Sustainability
  8. Geology
  9. Geography & Geographic Information Science
  10. Astronomy
  11. Integrative Biology
  12. Neuroscience
  13. Biochemistry
  14. MCB
  15. School of Chemical Sciences
    (Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
  16. Secondary Education Minor
  17. Creative Writing
  18. English
  19. History
  20. School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics
  21. Linguistics, Less Commonly Taught Languages
  1. French & Italian
  2. Germanic Languages & Literatures
  3. Latina/Latino Studies
  4. Spanish
  5. Portuguese
  6. Classics
  7. Philosophy
  8. Slavic Languages & Literatures
  9. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
  10. Political Science
  11. Anthropology
  12. European Union Center
  13. Economics
  14. Sociology
  15. Center for African Studies
  16. Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  17. Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  18. Global Studies
  19. Communication
  20. Psychology

Alphabetical by area

Student support services
Map of State Farm Center


  1. LAS Student Academic Affairs Office (2 tables)
  2. LAS First-Year Experience
  3. LAS Access & Achievement Program
  4. LAS Honors
  5. LAS Career Services
  6. Lisnek LAS Hub
  7. LAS International Programs (2 tables)
  8. International Student Advisory Board
  9. Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
  1. Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
  2. ATLAS
  3. LAS Leaders
  4. Writers Workshop
  5. Education Justice Program
  6. Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (2 tables)
  7. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  8. Spurlock Museum
  9. ARC / Fun Zone (outside tent)